Yesterday I read when she wrote about all the people trying to take her down, I guess they succeeded. For those who don't know Linda Ikeji, she is top class serious mega rich Nigerian blogger. I am guessing she makes about 50 million naira (about $300000) a year. I don't know the exact amount, it could be more or it could be less. She gets her money from paid adverts, google AdSense and other ways that I wouldn't know.
Why I guessed that amount was because she recently acquired a range rover jeep for 20 million naira if I am not mistaken. And her cars (she has 3) are worth 30 million naira or so. And she buys cars for her siblings, built a house for her dad, travels abroad like anything (recently came back from Dubai) and she hosts giveaways of between 100,000 - 250,000 naira every month. So when I say she is big, I mean she is big.
But you know human beings can be wicked and jealous and Nigerians are very good at that. Once she bought the Range rover the hate was increased a million folds. The people bought all the web domains that can be linked to her name then started sending messages to google that she was infringing on their copyright or some thing. And once google receives those kind of messages they begin to look into the matter then take down the blog like they eventually did.
According to what she said, the people bought all the domain names so that she would be forced to buy it from them at a high rate and they would make money off her. The guy who she called out happens to be a blogger too and happens to have bought almost all the domain names related to her name. It is obvious that it was a case of the biggest jealousy in the whole world. You say she took a story from you without paying you or something then you begin to buy all the domain names then you begin to disturb google with your malicious mails. Only a poverty stricken person can do that. Nigerians have one of the best brains in the world but most of us (Nigerians) like things. the easy and corrupt way.
But I have to blame Linda Ikeji too. You can't be making that kind of money and not employ people. You don't have to employ writers but when you know you are technologically impaired like me you employ ICT people. When she started making serious money, they would have told her to buy all the domains and link it to the blog. And when they start noticing the trouble from google, they would have transferred to the one of the domain names and linked the Google blog to it. Then they would work over time to prevent it from being hacked.
When my blog reaches that level (I am dreaming big...I want a Range Rover na. I am just joking. I have bigger things to do than buy a car, much bigger things), I would definitely be paying for the services of a few brilliant ICT guys and some other staff members. I saw a reality show where I saw the office of celebuzz which started as a blog and I was amazed. I want a mini version of that.
Anyway I hope she is able to manoeuvre around this hurdle and come out strong even though I had a problem with some of her techniques but she has paid her dues she should definitely enjoy her money now.
However I discovered that all is not lost, her mobile site is still up. Check here to see her mobile site. I just pity for the blogger and other people behind it, her faithful readers would work over time to haunt them and crash them within days. They can be very aggressive at times. I would be watching how the story unfolds.
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Really? Why are people just evil? I'm not a Linda fan but it can never be well for that person. He has brought a curse upon himself. She was also naive. What's the purpose of putting a range Rover sports online? It's not useful except to draw attention. Nobody is saying you can't own it but once it's public knowledge you become a target. Just like those actresses who had their nude pictures hacked. Your point about the ICT staffing is also valid, as well as experts in the laws governing these things (lawyers). I hope she rectifies it soon and gets back to business. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
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I saw the news today and I was like with all the money Linda has, this shouldn't have been a problem at all...as in ehn...I'm sure something would happen...something good.ReplyDelete
Wow!~ I had no idea about her but just read about it all now. Its sad that her blog was taken down and unfair that it wasn't her fault. But its also quite astonishing to see a blogger who's become that rich through blogging. Most bloggers I know who lead a lavish lifestyle is usually because they are born into / married rich. Thanks for sharing this interesting info!ReplyDelete
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We've heard Linda's side of the story, we haven't heard the other guy's side. Her allegations sound more like a ploy for public sympathy to me, of course I know she'll bounce back from this crisis. I hope she'll also learn the necessary lessons too.ReplyDelete
I really am not interested in hearing the guy's story if he truly acquired all the domain names that is linked to her name. I checked out some of his 'numerous' sites/blogs and it was a pitiful sight. Linda was right when she said that 'the pot is calling the kettle black'. Even with that i am sure he would soon publish a statement trying to explain his actions.Delete
Well I just read a lawyer's POV here africamusiclaw.com/google-to-shut-down-linda-ikejis-blog-tech-giant-cracks-down-on-celebrity-blogger-over-claims-of-copyright-infringement/ and it's a whole new level of everything...ReplyDelete
I need to read the full story but did I see someone threaten to sue her for putting up a screen shot of her tweets?Delete
you know what i have been following this and i thought about putting up a post but you nailed it girl, it seemed like this range rover inspired all this hate being regurtitated, dont get me wrong she may have her weakness(showing off and things) but it really sad when people put so much energy into bringing someone day, but the way i see it they are only elevating her she is gonna be stronger and bigger after this. they need to put their effort into making progess in their lives. the guy is a sad excuse for a human he is so pained that linda wont buy her domain from him he need to work on his failing blog.. i cant stand haters his motives are so not pure but anyhoo one thing about life is that we shall surely reap what we sow, if you pour sand in someones garri dont be suprised when there are stones in yours. nuff saidReplyDelete
People really need to focus on their lives o. People progressing in their lives should not inspire hate in their hearts.Delete
I pity Linda, I hope she bounces backReplyDelete
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I really hope she bounces back. Her blog was very interesting and apart from her, you and someone called ttk, I hardly read blogs. I also believe the car had a lot to do with it and I hope that when she comes back, she learns that not everyone wants to see you happy and it's always better to protect yourself and your family.ReplyDelete
Doing a great job Diva. If you don't want that car, I have space for it in my garage.
She would. Thanks for checking my blog. I would remember to give you the car.....lolDelete
Honestly mami.....I am a certified Expert on this.....and I can tell you this WITHOUT A DOUBT - this is NOT the whole story.....in my experience.....when all available names are 'bought' or 'taken' for a site, it is ALMOST USUALLY done by the owner of the site(I have a blogger buddy who has 28 blogs registered with similar names)....and besides there are 3 sides to a story....her side, his side and the TRUTH....and right now....NOBODY knows the 'truth'......I don't follow news blindly especially since I am in the IT world.....all I know is, this is blown outta proportion.....basically to be good in any part of IT....you have to learn to build and destroy - I did a paper with my lecturer last year and after publishing it, we went round and decided to get Google to take it down from Google scholar (we posed as if the paper was illegally obtained from us the Original owners) ......we wrote petitions on Copyright and also provided materials for Google so that they know that whoever published that paper copied it from us......Yup!...and it was taken down asap.....what's my point?....Google is a well-established body and won't just take down a blog cuz someone keeps reporting it....they have people like me who study Security Forensic.....so yeah.....This is NOT the whole story....I don't believe it cuz I KNOW better.......ReplyDelete
Anyhoo....how you mami...
I really don't understand their angle of the whole copyright thing bcos I noticed other international websites do it but you are right that it is not full story. She just published a story on the underlining problem with the guy....obsession. The guy was obsessed with her and thought she had gotten too big. I hope she sorts it put with him though. And I am good. Thanks for asking.Delete
I laugghed when i saw this, common! the guy only made her more popular and stronger now. This is a lesson to us all. So we dont always steal peoples work.ReplyDelete